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BVC Boys Basketball: Freed’s 3-pointer lifts Arlington past McComb

ARLINGTON — Arlington’s Jordan Freed hit a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left to lift the Red Devils past McComb 45-42 Friday in a showdown of two of the top Blanchard Valley Conference teams.
The Red Devils remained undefeated (6-0, 3-0 BVC) behind Andrew Hunter’s 14 points and seven rebounds. Freed was the only other Red Devil to score in double figures with 11.
McComb jumped out to a 10-5 first quarter lead, but a 10-4 third-quarter advantage for Arlington put the Red Devils ahead 26-22.
Clay Grubb scored 17 points, including two 3-pointers, to lead the Panthers (5-3, 2-1 BVC).
Arlington held the advantage at the free-throw line, going 11 of 20. McComb was 5 of 6.

mccomb (5-3, 2-1 BVC)
Grubb 6-3–17, Shoop 3-0–6, Reardon 1-2–5, Glaser 2-0–5, Dysert 2-0–4, Siferd 1-0–3, Hanes 1-0–2, Schroeder 0-0–0, Beeson 0-0–0, Adams 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-46 5-6–42.
arlington (6-0, 3-0 BVC)
Hunter 6-2–14, Freed 3-4–11, Blunk 1-4–6, Glick 2-1–5, McDowell 1-0–3, Starr 1-0–2, Babb 1-0–2, Courtney 1-0–2, Green 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-35 11-20–45.
McComb 10 8 4 20 – 42
Arlington 5 11 10 19 – 45
3-Point GOALS: McComb 5 (Grubb 2, Reardon, Glaser & Siferd 1); Arlington 2 (Freed & McDowell 1).
rebounds: McComb 20 (Shoop 8); Arlington 25 (Blunk & Hunter 7).
turnovers: McComb 11, Arlington 13.
junior varsity: Arlington 30-19.
LIBERTY-BENTON 78
KENTON 64
KENTON — Ahead by five points after the first quarter, Liberty-Benton went on a 22-11 run in the second period that proved to be the difference in the Eagles’ 78-64 win Friday over Kenton in nonconference boys basketball.
John Darnall scored 22 points, Adam Cytlak and Nathan Craft finished with 18 each and Zach Garver had 11 for the Eagles (5-4). Alec Rhodes, with nine points, was the only other Liberty-Benton player to score in the game. That group also went 26 of 29 from the free throw line, a success rate of 89.7 percent. Kenton (1-3) got to the free throw line eight times, hitting on five attempts.
The Eagles led 19-14 after the opening period before going on a second-quarter run.
Grant Sherman and Colyn Blackford had 13 points apiece for Kenton.

LIBERTY-BENTON (5-4)
Cytlak 5-8–18, Darnall 6-9–22, Rhodes 2-5–9, Garver 4-2–11, Craft 8-2–18. TOTALS: 25 26-29–78.
KENTON (1-2)
Sherman 5-3–13, Downing 2-0–5, Bahr 3-0–8, Sawmiller 2-1–5, Blackford 6-0–13, Oates 3-0–6, Phillips 6-1–14. TOTALS: 27 5-8–64.
Liberty-Benton 19 22 20 17 – 78
Kenton 14 11 21 18 – 64
3-Point GOALS: Liberty-Benton 2 (Darnall & Garver); Kenton 5 (Bahr 2, Downing, Blackford & Phillips).
LEIPSIC 65
VANLUE 54
LEIPSIC — Zach Kuhlman finished with 20 points and Leipsic survived a gritty performance by Vanlue for a 65-54 win Friday in Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball action.
Vanlue (2-6, 1-2), which trailed by three heading into the final period, last tied the score at 48-48 with 7:28 left, but Leipsic (5-3, 3-0) outscored the Wildcats 17-6 the rest of the way.
Austin Smith hit seven 3-pointers to lead Vanlue with 23 points. Colton Huston added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Gavin Cupp finished with 16 points and Neil Hasselman added 10 for the Vikings.

LEIPSIC (5-3, 3-0)
Cupp 7-2–16, M. Schroeder 2-0–5, Hasselman 5-0–10, Mangas 2-2–6, Brown 4-0–8, Kuhlman 4-11–20. TOTALS: 24-46 15-18–65.
VANLUE (2-6, 1-2)
Huston 4-2–10, Smith 7-2–23, Hagerty 3-2–9, Wagner 2-0–5, Coldren 2-3–7. TOTALS: 18-46 9-14–54.
Leipsic 17 15 16 17 – 65
Vanlue 11 18 16 9 – 54
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 2-8 (M. Schroeder & Kuhlman); Vanlue 9-24 (Smith 7, Hagerty & Wagner).
rebounds: Leipsic 30; Vanlue 12 (Huston 4).
turnovers: Leipsic 16, Vanlue 9.
MAUMEE VALLEY CD 60
ARCADIA 30
ARCADIA — Arcadia’s Hayden Ramsey had a hot hand from from 3-point range Friday, but it wasn’t enough for Arcadia, which dropped a 60-30 nonconference boys basketball decision to Maumee Valley Country Day.
Ramsey hit 4 of 8 attempts from behind the 3-point line to finish with 14 points for Arcadia (2-6). Josh Ireland added 11 points for the Redskins.
Maumee Valley’s Thad Woodard led the Hawks with a game-high 17 points. Woodard and Rashad Woodley had four points apiece for the Hawks, who had a 21-13 advantage on the boards.
The Redskins kept it close early, falling behind 21-15 in the first quarter. Maumee Valley, which held a 21-13 rebounding advantage, pulled away in the second quarter for a 32-20 halftime lead that ballooned to 47-28 after the third period.
Ramsey and Jacob Keefe had three boards each for Arcadia.

MAUMEE VALLEY COUNTRY DAY (7-1)
McClure 2-1–6, Isaza 2-0–5, Towns 1-0–2, Truth 3-0–8, Woodard 5-6–17, Collins 2-3–7, Hazimah 3-0–7, Woodley 4-0–8. TOTALS: 33-74 13-22–60.
ARCADIA (2-6)
Ramsey 4-2–14, Ireland 5-0–11, Keefe 1-0–2, Conkle 1-0–2, Pessell 0-1–1. TOTALS: 11-32 3-8–30.
Maumee Valley 21 11 15 13 – 60
Arcadia 15 5 8 2 – 30
3-Point GOALS: Maumee Valley 10-14 (Woodard 6, Solomon 3, McClure); Arcadia 5-14 (Ramsey 4, Ireland).
rebounds: Maumee Valley 21 (Woodley & Woodard 4); Arcadia 13 (Ramsey & Keefe 3).
turnovers: Maumee Valley 7, Arcadia 19.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 67
HARDIN NORTHERN 29
DOLA — Dylan Hunsicker dropped in nine of his 13 points in the opening period as Upper Scioto Valley raced out to a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 67-29 win Friday in nonconference boys basketball.
The Rams (5-1) got scoring contributions from 11 players, including a game-high 21 points from Lane Hurley who hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter to put Upper Scioto Valley up 39-12 at the half.
The Rams recorded twice as many baskets (24) as Hardin Northern (12) and was 13 of 16 (81 percent) from the free-throw line.
The Polar Bears (1-7) were led by Jacob Gossard’s 13 points. Rylie Drumm added 11.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (5-1)
Stephens.1-0–2, Holbrook 0-0–0, Rostofer 2-0–5, Simon 2-0–4, A. Howard 1-0–2, Baver 1-0–2, Hurley 7-3–21, Hunsicker 5-2–13, Evans 0-1–1, Compton 0-0–0, Prater 1-2–4, Parker 2-4–8, H. Howard 2-1–5. TOTALS: 24 13-16–67.
HARDIN NORTHERN (1-7)
R. Drumm 4-2–11, S. Drumm 0-0–0, Obenour 1-0–2, Thomson 0-0–0, Gossard 6-0–13, Watts 0-0–0, Lamb 0-0–0, Wilhelm 1-0–3, Prichard 0-0–0. TOTALS: 12 2-2–29.
Upper Scioto Valley 2 10 8 9 – 29
Hardin Northern 21 18 13 15 – 67
3-Point GOALS: Upper Scioto Valley 6 (Hurley 4, Hunsicker & Rostofer); Hardin Northern 3 (R. Drumm, Gossard & Wilhelm).
LIMA SHAWNEE 63
VAN BUREN 56
LIMA — Lima Shawnee outscored Van Buren 14-8 in the first quarter and held on for a 63-56 nonconference boys basketball game Friday.
Four players for Van Buren (4-4) scored in double figures, with Mac Williams leading the Black Knights with 11 points. Adam Endicott, Sawyer Junge and Marcus Brand each had 10.

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